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Temporary Stories (2014 - Blog #70)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Feelings come and feelings go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Let them come, and then let them go. No feeling is your permanent reality, no matter how intense it is." Author Unknown

Last week I heard one of my colleagues remind us that feelings are said to only last for about 90 seconds. The rest of the experience is the story we hang onto for years and years and years.

I am not an emotional eater, at least that is what I have told myself. But the fact is that I do eat for the pleasure of company, for the obligation of fitting in and for the inattention of boredom. Pleasure, loneliness, boredom and belonging are feelings. And until this year when i stop to think about what I was eating did I come to realize that about me.

So what is the story of my emotions related to eating? Can I clarify that for myself? What I expressive it to myself?

The quote above is wisdom in action. We do have to remember that the story we tell ourselves about people is crucial.

How much of your world is reliving the feelings over and over?

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MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Mixing it up :) Spring is arriving!
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DOGLADY13 3/12/2014 10:18PM

    That quote came at a great time for me. I'm beating myself up over a pretty serious mistake. It doesn't make the mistake go away, but this quote may help me keep it in perspective in the long term.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 3/12/2014 8:26PM

    Argh, I'd give anything for a blossom! The snow is still on the ground!

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ALICIA363 3/12/2014 6:06PM

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NANCY- 3/12/2014 10:54AM

    Thankfully we get to choose our reactions and feelings.

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LOVINGKATE 3/12/2014 10:53AM

  Love the Spring blooms. Beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing as we still have snow.
I am an emotional eater. I really have to pay close attention when I'm hungry. Learning to write my feelings done has been a challenge for me but working on it. One day at a time.
Have an awesome SPRING day. God Bless. emoticon emoticon

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NEWROSE27 3/12/2014 8:32AM

    Love today's quote.
I am gradually learning to differentiate hunger from cravings and from emotional eating by becoming a non-judgmental observer of my thinking and my body's responses.
Awareness of this is helping me make changes.

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KALIGIRL 3/12/2014 8:20AM

    emoticon The more we can disengage the ego, the more the stories fade and we live in the emoticon
Much easier said than done!
emoticon for the reminder.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/12/2014 6:57AM

    Love it. And once again, making me think. Thinking is good, especially when it leads to conscious choices... in this case about the story we tell ourselves! Spark on! emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 3/12/2014 5:53AM

    Beautiful picture, wonderful quote. Actually we are all time travelers. Our conscious mind dwells on the past and future exclusively. The moment of "now" is one of total discipline and quieting of the mind which takes effort to achieve. At the moment of now our ego disappears and we enter into the experience of Peace.

Thanks for the blog, I truly enjoy reading yours.

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